No sudo password for update-manager?

'Forum Post ulist at
Fri Oct 7 16:29:04 UTC 2005

>From the manual:



> By default, sudo requires that a user authenticate him or
> herself

> before running a command.  This behavior can be modified via
> the

> NOPASSWD tag.  Like a Runas_Spec, the NOPASSWD tag sets a
> default for

> the commands that follow it in the Cmnd_Spec_List.  Conversely,
> the

> PASSWD tag can be used to reverse things.  For example:


> ray    rushmore = NOPASSWD: /bin/kill, /bin/ls, /usr/bin/lprm


> would allow the user ray to run /bin/kill, /bin/ls, and
> /usr/bin/lprm

> as root on the machine rushmore as root without authenticating
> himself.

> If we only want ray to be able to run /bin/kill without a
> password the

> entry would be:


> ray    rushmore = NOPASSWD: /bin/kill, PASSWD: /bin/ls,
> /usr/bin/lprm


> Note, however, that the PASSWD tag has no effect on users who
> are in

> the group specified by the exempt_group option.


> By default, if the NOPASSWD tag is applied to any of the entries
> for a

> user on the current host, he or she will be able to run sudo -l
> without

> a password.  Additionally, a user may only run sudo -v without a
> pass‐

> word if the NOPASSWD tag is present for all a user’s entries
> that per‐

> tain to the current host.  This behavior may be overridden via
> the ver‐

> ifypw and listpw options.


Type 'man sudoers' at the command prompt for more info.


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